THE UST Central Seminary is set to host “Kapatiran 2017,” a gathering of diocesan seminarians under the Seminarians’ Network of the Philippines on March 4.
The event’s theme, “Koinonia: Strengthening our Communion after 25 years,” aims to “strengthen the fraternal bonds, examine the fruits of collaboration and appreciate the graces received throughout the years.”
“Koinonia” is a Greek word that means “communion”.
This year’s theme is inspired by the local Church’s celebration of the Year of the Parish, as declared by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
CBCP President and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas will lead the Eucharistic celebration while Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is expected to deliver the keynote address.
Fr. Enrico Gonzales, O.P. will hold a lecture and panel discussion on communion and fellowship.
The Seminarians’ Network of the Philippines is an association of theological seminarians in the Philippines.
The UST Central Seminary was established in 1611 and was declared as an inter-diocesan seminary on Nov. 27, 1928 by the Vatican’s Sacred Congregation on Catholic Universities and Seminaries.